The Fat Man

Fats Domino composed and released almost as many songs as the Beatles, had almost as many hits as they did, and performed for over 60 years, from the late 1940s, a record breaking achievement which makes him one of the biggest stars ever in popular music. Antoine Domino known as Fats had his first hit … More The Fat Man

Songs and lyrics

Everybody has them. Not everybody takes them seriously, but we all have them: songs that have left an indelible impression on our minds; that helped us grow up; that belong with other important developments in our lives; that, looking back, seem to have become part not just of our history but the history of our … More Songs and lyrics

The Business of Music

UMG has forced YouTube to withdraw one of my favourite videos, Eleftheria Arvanitaki’s Dinata, Dinata. Fewer people outside Greece can now find out about her music, and her record sales will drop accordingly. Listeners, and performer, have been robbed by short sighted and not very clever decisions on UMG’s part that will end up causing … More The Business of Music